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Halloween Candy + Wine Pairings

Left over Halloween Candy?   Watch my segment on this week’s Jason Show to see what WINES I think go best with your Halloween Candy Classics.  From Kit Kats to Butterfinger, Zinfandel to Cabernet — tune in, grab your Halloween bucket + get sippin’! Oh!  And, a little sneak peek in to a few of my… Continue

Women In Wine: Erin Ungerman of New France Wine

We’re starting a new blog feature here at Amusée: Women In Wine! Once a month, we’ll profile a badass woman in the wind industry and ask her how she makes it all happen. Enjoy!   MEET: ERIN UNGERMAN, VP of New France Wine Company What brought you to the wine industry? I worked in restaurants… Continue

Pairing Wines with Fall Flavors

Pumpkin, spice + everything nice!  Yep, tis the season.  So what ARE the wines that pair to pumpkin, squash, turnips, tomatoes + corn?  Or really, anything FALL?  This week on The Jason Show I share all the quintessentials for making your fall the best yet! Take a Look!   Pairings Include: Pinot Gris + Squash/Apples/Turnips/Rutabagas… Continue

MN State Fair Food + Wine Pairings from Home

While we’re all very sad that the MN State Fair won’t be in person this year, I’m here to tell ya it can still be done, from HOME😊 This week on the Jason Show, I share my own recipes for fun summer Foods on a Stick paired to some of the same wines you would… Continue

St Patrick’s Day Wine Pairings

While we’re all hunkered in this year celebrating our Irish heritage on March 17th, I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite wine picks to go along with the holiday + to some of your favorite traditional St Paddy’s Day foods.  This week on The Jason Show, I share what… Continue

Tips for hosting the Ultimate Wine + Cheese Pairing Party

Still cozying in for that long winter’s nap?  While we may still have a couple months left of this chilly winter weather, it doesn’t mean that we have to stay entirely tucked away until Punxsutawney Phil comes out for a peak of his shadow.  So instead, gather those besties, grab a few of your favorite… Continue

Dry January Ideas for the Wine Lover

Dry January for Wine Lovers? Yes, it can be done!   Here are a few alternatives I shared on The Jason Show for your month of ‘drying’ out.  My recipe for the mulled ‘wine’: Grab a delicious local cider from your area (I used 64oz of the Pepin Heights MN cider) An organic Black Cherry Juice… Continue

Best Holiday Gift Wines for the Grape Lovers in your Life!

Have a slew of peeps on your holiday list that might just love wine? This week on the Jason Show, I bring a collection of gifts (wine, a read + a couple of fun Non Alcoholic sips) for just about everyone on your list — watch for all the delicious sips! A listing of the… Continue

What’s the best method for buying wine?

When headed to your local retailer, do you have a method as to how you’re selecting the wines you’ll purchase? Producer Ted Johnsen of the very popular daytime television show, The Jason Show, has one whacky way of picking his wine when headed to a retail store.  I have a very different method.  But Ted… Continue

The Four Quintessential Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

With all the fuss of the holiday season, grabbing wine for your Thanksgiving Day Feast shouldn’t be a chore.  And, do you really need 7-8 different wines to pair to all of the goodies on your table?  Not in my book.  I’m all about keeping it simple in more ways than one — my time, my… Continue

Spooky Adult Halloween Treats + their Wine Pairings

This week on Fox 9’s The Jason Show, I teamed up with one of my favorite Twin Cities’ chefs, Corey Meier, of Create Catering for a spook-tacular combo of yummy adult Halloween treats paired to  wine. Because who doesn’t love a fun adult treat while the kiddos are out trick or treating? Equipped with a… Continue

How to Select Wine from a Restaurant Wine List

Is selecting wine from a restaurant list an intimidating task?  How WOULD you go about picking wine for a large group of people at a restaurant whether you’re with friends, family or colleagues?  What DO you actually do when the server comes back with the wine?  Smell the cork, taste the wine?  What ARE some of… Continue